Facilities & Accessibility


  • Free car park 
  • Bike Racks
  • Picnic area 
  • Shop
  • Café / tea room
  • Toilets, including disabled toilets
  • Baby Changing

Dog Friendly

The grounds, café and shop at this historic property are dog friendly. Well behaved dogs, kept on leads, are welcome to join you on your visit. Our staff will provide water and drinking bowls.

Assistance dogs are welcome inside all of our historic properties, gardens, cafés and shops. Non-Assistance dogs are not allowed in the historic spaces.

Access Information

Access information can be found below. Alternatively, you can use the  Accessibility Guides website to help you plan your visit.

The access information provided on this page aims to accurately describe the facilities that we offer all our visitors.


There is level access to: the main entrance, visitor centre, gallery, reception desk, toilets, café, shop, gardens and ground floor of Blakesley Hall.

Some staff have disability awareness training and we have emergency evacuation procedures for disabled visitors.

Assistance dogs are welcome inside all of our historic properties, gardens, tearooms and shops.


Lighting in all areas is natural daylight with overhead lighting used. Some parts of the venue have low lighting.

We have display information in braille.


We have a number of portable hearing loops that are used across all of our venues. To ensure one is available for your visit please book in advance by contacting hello@birminghammuseums.org.uk

The fire alarm has flashing lights.


We have a concessionary rate for disabled visitors and a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants. See our Concessions Policy for more details.

Car Parking

There is a car park at Blakesley Hall and there are two designated disabled spaces which are clearly signed. We have an overflow car park which is a grassy area located near the Visitor Centre, there is a small slope down to the main car park.

Visitor Centre, Shop and Café

Entrance to the site is through our Visitor Centre.  The Visitor Centre is accessible to wheelchairs and prams; it is all on one level and includes the shop, café, gallery and toilets, all with level, flat floor surfaces.

The Museum

The ground floor of Blakesley Hall museum is suitable for wheelchairs and prams; it is on one level with a small ramp to the historic kitchen. There is no lift access to the upper floors. Folders containing images and information about the upstairs rooms are available throughout the ground floor. In addition, there are 360° interactive photos available on this website, visit the See Inside pages.

All other areas of Blakesley Hall are accessible including the visitors centre, cafe, shop and gardens.


There is an accessible toilet within the visitor centre where baby changing facilities can also be found.


If you require a chair during your visit please ask a member of staff who would be happy to help.


Our garden is accessed from the Visitor Centre, the grounds are flat and the pathways are level. There are plenty of places to sit.

Further Practical Access Information

For more detailed access information including the sizes of doors, heights of toilets and tables, flooring types, plus lighting information please visit the Practical Access Information page.

Social Stories

Social Stories are guides which aim to prepare individuals with autism for social situations by letting them know what to expect. You can download the following Family Social Stories for Blakesley Hall: